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chandelier

[ shan-dl-eer ]

noun

  1. a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.


chandelier

/ ˌʃændɪˈlɪə /

noun

  1. an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs


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Other Words From

  • chande·liered adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chandelier1

1655–65; < French: literally, something that holds candles; chandler

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chandelier1

C17: from French: candleholder, from Latin candelabrum

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Example Sentences

Initial generations of quantum machines looked like delicate, shimmering chandeliers.

It’s set during the Christmas season and begins with Kidman dressing for an opulent party in a mansion bedazzled with golden chandeliers.

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Miss Savage X Fenty posed with a braided chandelier as her crown, while wearing Maximilian’s elevated reinvention of a LBD.

Glowing yellow chandeliers came on inside the Capitol as the sky darkened.

He ate bicycles, grocery carts, chandeliers, the glass in which his beer was served and even, over the course of two years, an entire Cessna airplane.

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And good luck getting the song (and music video) to “Chandelier” out of your head.

Entering the theater brings visitors to an ornate lobby with vaulted ceilings, golden walls, and an enormous chandelier.

Taut red fabric on the ceiling above the chandelier gives the room a cool, circus-tent vibe.

Chandelier, swimming pool, patient EKG, Abracadabra, you are free.

He went out to light at the coach lamps a seven-candle chandelier, with which he came back.

It was brilliantly lighted, as well by patent lamps, as by a chandelier in the middle.

It seemed to Eric that the amethysts on the Medici boots winked wickedly in the light of the big chandelier.

So when the three servants came, nothing was there but a church, with a chandelier in it.

Said Lina: 'Then do you become a church, and I'll be the chandelier in it.'

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